Definition of Pentecostal in English:


Syllabification: Pen·te·cos·tal
Pronunciation: /ˌpentəˈkôstl, -ˈkästl


1Of or relating to Pentecost.
2Of, relating to, or denoting any of a number of Christian movements and individuals emphasizing baptism in the Holy Spirit, evidenced by speaking in tongues, prophecy, healing, and exorcism.
[with reference to the baptism in the Holy Spirit at the first Pentecost (Acts 2: 9-11)]
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  • Arminian Baptists, Brethren and Pentecostal churches have preached the gospel of Christ within their own limited understanding.
  • No one is suggesting that Catholics stop referring to the Anglican, Lutheran and Pentecostal churches.
  • She was a young Pentecostal Christian from the Ukraine who had been brought to America as a child in the 1980s to escape Communist oppression.


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A member of a Pentecostal movement.
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  • Of course, this may reflect the relative paucity of written prayer among ‘lower church’ evangelicals and Pentecostals.
  • Members of fundamentalist churches, Mormons, and Pentecostals commonly exhibit a stronger missionary thrust than Catholics.
  • And really, the Pentecostals and the evangelical Protestants in South America are making tremendously powerful, huge inroads into Catholic populations in cities.



Pronunciation: /-ˌizəm/
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  • To begin with, at one level, it is arguable that both evangelicalism and Pentecostalism have origins in North America during the first half of the twentieth century.
  • The plurality of roots feeding both Pentecostalism and evangelicalism explains, at least in part, the diversity of both movements today.
  • Here, again, comparisons and contrasts between Pentecostalism and evangelicalism are evident.


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  • The authors also, laudably, give space to Evangelicals, Pentecostalists, and modern Native Christian traditions.
  • The Baptists and Pentecostalists have pretty well held their own and the ‘new churches’ have grown over the same period from 64,000 to 230,000.
  • According to the World Christian Encyclopedia, Pentecostalists have grown, in one century, from zero to 524 million worldwide.

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